Saturday, December 10, 2005

An aural and artful adventure

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And now for last nights episode:

Just because it's cold out doesn't mean there isn't anything going on. You have two options, follow these suggestions or just not worry about it. I'm going with option b cause it's not really all that cold.

Fleisher-Ollman had their annual local invitational opening last night. Meat ball exhibited the works of nine upcoming local artists as previously mentioned here before. Mark Khaisman had some wonderful transparencies framed with light behind them. Alex Paik displayed a series of vivid yet calming pastel paintings. Jack Sloss setup a pair of multimedia experiences complete with headphones and bleachers. At one point I was listening to some chopped and screwed paired with scenes of empty street scenes. P. Timothy Giershick had a modern take on geometry with mixed media paintings. Johanna Inman exhibited a series of beautiful photos from the turn of the century that had been printed on glass and reworked. Frank Vagnone had a pair of wonderfully imaginative found household sculptures that included everything including the kitchen sink. Michael Coppage created a pair of large riveted cardboard sculptures. Nathaniel Danis had a series of mixed media drawings and Leah Bailis had a trio of white houses on pedestals. All in all excellent stuff. Words can never truly do the art justice, so go check out the exhibition which runs through January and is open Monday through Saturday.

From there we headed to the Black Floor Gallery to see Alex da Corte's "Welcome your Sorrows". Along with this amazing installation Mike Fleming, Birdie Busch and Ramona Cordova were scheduled to play. Mike played some excellent indie rock. Now this is not the usual listening palatte of 51:51 but it was good. Mike is also in this band A-Sides which happens to be a big deal now. Birdie Busch followed Mike with a duo who continued in the quality tone that Mike had set. Unfortunately, I missed Ramona Cordova as I headed out to Space 1026.

Space 1026 had Sweat Heart, Princess and Plastic Little which had started at 7. Unfortunately I missed Sweat Heart and Princess, but Plastic Little had just gone on. Man, they are killing it right now. They bring so much energy when they perform that it is impossible not to have fun. With songs like Drizhollering and Jumpoff, Plastic Little came to party and get the place bouncing.

After Plastic Little, I headed out to Cafe Habana to see Drake. Drake melds jazz, classical and drum n bass live with a 5 piece band. Having been together only 2.5 months, Drake is an excellent new band that has the potential for an excellent future. Watch the next More Bounce as I'll be putting up some of their tracks from a demo they recorded.

Finally, I headed over to the Blue Horseshoe for Free Hip Hop with Isaac Jordan, Art Cubik and Rockwell. Nothing but ill dj's and hot beats. You know.

Check out the pics here.

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